About our speaker:
Jim Ambuske leads the digital history initiatives at George Washington's Mount Vernon. He received his Ph.D. in history from UVA in 2016 with a focus on Scotland and America in an Age of War and Revolution. He is a former Farmer Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of Virginia Law Library. At UVA, Ambuske co-directed the 1828 Catalogue Project and the soon to be released Scottish Court of Session Project. Ambuske was a contributor to the edited collection, The Eighteenth Centuries: Global Networks of Enlightenment, and has published reviews in The Southern Historian and Reviews in American History. Ambuske is currently at work on a book entitled Emigration and Empire: America and Scotland in the Revolutionary Era, as well as a chapter on Scottish loyalism during the American Revolution for a volume to be published by the University of Edinburgh Press. He is presently pursuing individual projects centered on transatlantic legal history and the reign of George III.
About the Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Featuring over 1,000 individual objects that date between 1740 and 1799—including manuscript and print maps, bound atlases, watercolor view sheds, and other documents—the collection will offer new opportunities for researching and teaching the history of the American Revolution, Early Republic, and eighteenth-century cartography.
Selections from the Collection:
The first is a watercolor of Charlestown, MA by British officer Richard Williams, done shortly after the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775.
The second is a c. 1769 map of lower Manhattan
Of course, please feel free to browse the Brown collection for additional/alternative images:http://catalog.mountvernon.org/digital/collection/p16829coll42